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    National Safety Science Quiz – 2015

    7 Cities |1 Mega Event

    Qualifier: 23 August 2015

    Grand Finale: 29-31 October 2015

National Safety Science Quiz – 2015

National Safety Science Quiz – 2015 aspires to instil greater awareness on the need for safety practices in India. This unique endeavour, initiated in 2014 by UL, the global safety science leader, in association with the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), a premier institution involved in popularizing science through informal modes, aims to inspire school students for a safer India. The national level quiz is a platform to impart education on safety practices and spread the message of safety science through safety education across the country.

Theme for the Quiz

 

Safety Science in Everyday Life

Consider a regular day in your life. Is the hair dryer or geyser in your bathroom likely to give you an electric shock? Is the UPS in your home too close to flammable material? What to do if the cooking gas leaks or the elevator is stuck? What should one do if the cooking pan catches fire? Should one stop at a T-junction before crossing it?
In summary, do you face situations in your daily life where public safety can be compromised?
If the Science behind Safety is something that ignites your mind, here is a platform for you to be challenged and also showcase your ideas and prove that you are Safety Smart.

Who can participate?

  • Up to 20 students from class IX to class XII from each participating school
  • Entry on first-come first-serve basis
  • Top four students from each of the seven cities to participate in Grand Finale

When & Where?

  • Qualifier : Written test at 7 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Guwahati

Date & time – 23 August 2015 at 11 am (simultaneously at all 7 centers)

  • Grand Finale – To be held at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore

Date – 29 – 31 October 2015

What are the rewards?

  • Ist Prize : Rs.50, 000/-
    One team (Rs.25, 000/- per Student) – 2 nos.
  • IInd Prize : Rs. 30,000/-
    One team (Rs.15, 000/- per Student) – 2 nos.
  • IIIrd Prize : Rs.20,000/-
    One team (Rs.10,000/- per Student) – 2 nos.
  • Consolation Prize : Rs.20,000/-
    Two teams (Rs.5,000/- per student) – 4 nos.

How to Register?

Registration opens from 25 June 2015 to 31 July 2015. Last date for receipt of entry form – 7 August 2015

Registration for the written test will be done online. However, the entry form in the prescribed format, duly authenticated and signed by the Head of the Institution of the participating school, should be sent by post to Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Kasturba Road, Bangalore – 560001 to reach on or before 7 August 2015.
The envelope should be superscribed with “ENTRY FORM FOR NSSQ – 2015”. The entry forms are available at www.vismuseum.gov.in

Non receipt of the hard copy of the entry form within the stipulated date will make the school ineligible to participate in the written quiz.

Safety Science

Talks about the future of India are often associated with its industry, education, politics, and social dynamics. Amidst progress on multiple fronts, product safety and manufacturing quality are gaining impressive relevance among industry stakeholders. Eminent industry leaders have begun to embrace safety science as a part of manufacturing best practices, be it for public utility systems or consumer products.
While India has the potential to become an international manufacturing hub, the safety of consumers depends on the standards of quality testing and public awareness on product safety. In order for Indian manufacturers to become more reliable in India and accepted as a global exporter, first we must mitigate road accidents, electrical fires, environmental contamination, and hazards in manufacturing. Safety science also extends to chemicals at homes and factories, in jewelry items, gaming products, and toys for children.
Abiding by safety standards is imperative to making Indian lives safe and Indian manufacturers more trustworthy. It implies that safety science should be adopted as a culture and sustained in the country’s future practices. That is where you, the youth of India, play an instrumental role.

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Know the Organizers

ul

About UL

UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. More than 10,000 professionals at UL are guided by the mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. The company partners with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about UL certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, Visit www.ul.com

ncsm

About NCSM

The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, operates a large network of 25 Science Museums & Centres in the country. The main activity of the Council is to communicate the message of science & technology to the people at different levels using latest techniques of communication of Science. Visit www.ncsm.gov.in

vitm

About VITM

Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM), Bangalore is a unit of the National Council of Science Museums and is recognized for the innovative hands-on exhibits and immersive experiences in S&T. The museum gets more than 1 million visitors annually. The museum houses seven permanent exhibitions on different scientific themes and two attractive exhibits: an interactive model of Dinosaur and a replica of the Wright Brothers’ Flyer 1 along with a simulator. The museum has a Science on Sphere (SOS) and a digital 3D Theatre and reaches out to the masses in the interior parts of Karnataka through a Mobile Exhibition Bus. Visit www.vismuseum.gov.in

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National Safety Science Quiz 2014, organized by National Council of Science Museums in association with UL, was the first time that a quiz on Safety Science was being conducted at the national level in India. It aimed to cause immense educational and experiential impact, and succeeded in making a good start towards the goal of inspiring young minds for a safer India. NSSQ 2014 witnessed involvement of about 2,500 students from classes IX to XII from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Tirunelveli, Ghaziabad and Meerut.

The year 2014 also witnessed the launch of a special event during the National Safety Science Quiz. This event, the ‘Safety Parliament’ presented an opportunity to the top students shortlisted from each centre to act as the member of the parliament. The students presented their views to a panel of experts and debated their concerns about safety and together drew up on recommendations for a Safer India.

Contact Details

The National Coordinator
National Safety Science Quiz 2015
Tel: +91 80 22866200/2204 0233 / 22040224/2204 0219

Email: nssquiz@gmail.com